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bipartitus, Macropharyngodon Smith [J. L. B.] 1957:104, Fig. 2; Pl. 2 (fig. B) [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 7; ref. 4113] Pinda, Mozambique, western Indian Ocean, depth about 1 fathom. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 63. •Valid as Macropharyngodon bipartitus Smith 1957 -- (Dor 1984:205 [ref. 29757], Randall 1986:698 [ref. 5706], Winterbottom et al. 1989:55 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:54 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:286 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1999:424 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:29 [ref. 24943] as a subspecies, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377] as a subspecies, Heemstra et al. 2004:3326 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:345 [ref. 28072], Fricke et al. 2009:87 [ref. 30213], Kuiter 2010:284 [ref. 35285], Randall 2013:14 [ref. 32688], Fricke et al. 2013:267 [ref. 32706], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2014:434 [ref. 33480], Fricke et al. 2018:287 [ref. 35805], Zajonz et al. 2019:90 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Macropharyngodon bipartitus Smith 1957. Labridae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: East Africa, Socotra, Madagascar, Seychelles and Mascarenes east to Maldives and Chagos Archipelago. Red Sea recods based on M. marisrubri. Habitat: marine.